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pleasure to have you with us here on t.v. today i'm real researcher. these top stories interview of the week's headlines ukrainian military and government fighters accuse each other of ignoring a declared ceasefire as more civilian lives are lost in army attacks. billions behind on payments ukraine has its gas cut off this week making year of nervous that he could turn back the clock and siphon from the transit pipelines. three more iraqi cities and several border checkpoints as they continue a deadly offensive a process north in a western iraq. really troops raid media offices in the west bank including r.t.c. easing hard drives and destroying equipment in a crackdown aimed at palestinian authorities.
three am in moscow really giving you today's top stories and a look back at the week's news a week of grief and trauma for civilians in eastern ukraine. losing a need to do let's love and. they're going to do what you're going to. do we. are about to show you some graphic video be aware but the images we've blurred are key to explaining this situation the dead lying in the streets of kramatorsk body parts scattered about at least ten civilians killed many more wounded in tuesday's shelling residential areas left destroyed with buildings in ruins walls riddled with holes and windows shattered. hunted took up most of those
a lot but didn't let's. his leg that's really key element could be if he is still untouched. get a mortar shell hit the family's backyard killing a thirty year old mother her five year old son died a few hours later as doctors fought to save her and they say they found dozens of shell fragments in his head. then you would not call them needing you know the flight to detroit. and you could get lost or we would be stuck with. these. and then you see it then you need. to know when is the engine and i welcome you here thank you do you see if you are. watching.
the air raid siren over the city of lugansk people being forced to spend nights in bomb shelters in basements the army continues hitting the suburbs while residents try to flee. this particular attack killed two russian journalists the video filmed by their camera man the crew's always survivor they were covering the evacuation of civilians from a particularly dangerous area support you'd see gross this self defense activist raised his hand to show refugees a safe path at this moment the first mortar shell exploded and damaged his hand by journalists stayed further away at the checkpoint and i turned my head and saw that the second in the third. there was a road between us between our journalists and me i could hear shells exploding all the time so they both had press written on their clothes but that didn't save them . thirty seven year old reporter igor kornel yoke was laid to rest in moscow with military honors he survived by
a wife and seven year old daughter sound operator untouchable ocean will be buried next week after further tests on his body unrest in ukraine took a heavy toll on human life in industry as well has been a hit a freight train derailed in eastern ukraine don't ask region after the tracks were blown up fourteen wagons rolled off the rails but none of the crew was wounded not yet clear who's responsible for the attack and repairs are underway. ukraine's president promised an investigation into the death of the russian journalist also an attempt to ease tension in the east president petro poroshenko announced a week long ceasefire and laid out a peace plan this includes amnesty for those who lay down their arms and haven't committed serious crimes the creation of a ten kilometer wide buffer zone along the border with russia changes to the constitution to guarantee the use of the russian language and also suggest devolving power to eastern regions and early local and parliamentary elections one of the plans top points is to guarantee safety for all to go sheeting sides or show himself though is refusing to hold talks with leaders of the self-proclaimed
republics russia saying that before any such plan can work of fighting must seize the russian president vladimir putin says that doesn't seem to be kiev's intention so far. there's a new unfortunately we're seeing by way of objective observation that suggests combat hasn't really stopped we saw the active use of artillery on the ukrainian side i can't say whether it was the army over the armed groups of some right wing forces but it is happening all military action must be stopped. latest reports say a large scale government artillery strike has begun in the city of shot in the leg on screen these are images of an army attack carried out saturday is said to have happened in the donetsk region in east ukraine less than a kilometer from the border with russia fighting driving in many from their homes in eastern ukraine tens of thousands of civilians forced to flee most of them seeking shelter across the border in russia a lot of refugees left families behind as children try to get their parents rather try to get their children to safety. it's just something.
i did to put the ball up. but that was the. effort that still. isn't enough told us likes to have to loosen to get a little bit of the sleeve the that was just going to suit us those but it. meant that you could while the grays unfolds in the east of the country the capital isn't common either at least fifty people gathered near the russian embassy in kiev on sunday shouting anti moscow slogans throwing objects at police it's not the first time that's happening though it is a much milder protest than what was seen last week when paint stones and smoke bombs were thrown at the embassy in the flag was torn down by youths they accuse moscow of getting involved in the country's crisis. elsewhere in kiev a group of masked men clash with police their flag suggest you belong to an ultra
nationalist movement also seen battle izing a branch of a russian back. later this hour turning off the tap moscow cutting off gas to ukraine after the two parties couldn't agree on how much kiev should pay for the supplies details still to come. but first fighters with the extremist islamic state of iraq and syria known as isis are sweeping through iraq as they try to carve out an islamic caliphate on sunday alone may seize three more cities in a number of border crossings isis has a reputation for brutality to the point even al-qaeda distanced itself from the group one example is these pictures showing captive iraqi soldiers being herded together before being summarily shot artie's lucy caffein of has more on the isis offensive. on. to the teeth determined to carry on the
march across iraq the islamic state in iraq and syria also known as isis is quickly emerging as one of the world's most powerful jo hottest groups the groups goal just what the name implies an islamic sunni caliphate stretching across the middle east isis already controlled large swaths of land in syria and iraq's anbar province last week they moved on iraq's north. seemingly overnight isis captured the second largest city of mosul more than half a million residents were forced to flee. we were afraid of isis and escaped more soon because they have no mercy there are people they killed they have no conscience that was just the start after mosul a lightning speed advance towards baghdad with cities and towns falling to isis
along the way as iraqi soldiers fled their posts they left behind tanks humvees trucks and weapons paid for by the americans and now in the hands of isis the militants have their supporters to the shiite dominated government of prime minister nouri al maliki has alienated iraq's sunni population isis is also believed to receive financial support from sympathetic gulf monarchies and with iran backing the iraqi government there's fear the internal conflict could become a regional one all sides are bracing for the worst in the capital shiite militia men are responding to a call to arms from their religious leaders ready to defend their capital and their faith the iraqi army is also fighting back but this means airstrikes against sunni cities and that could make the already sick terry and conflict go from bad to worse sitting out the fight at least for now are the americans with the hottest
determined to press on the question is for how long. you see archie iraq's sectarian divide runs deep prime minister maliki's policies believed to have exacerbated historical reffed between the sunni north west and the shia south militants are aware of the iraqi government's soft spots laying siege to some of the country's biggest oil fields the government on the verge of losing control of this vital industry which accounts for more than ninety percent of the nation's income and if you have a car that's your problem too is the militants make new gains the uncertainty is sending the oil prices rising since the jihad to seize the major city of mosul brant crude gained almost five percent trading close friday more than one hundred fourteen dollars per barrel close to a twelve month high some experts think prices could shoot up another twenty dollars per barrel over the next few months energy specialist stuart elliott tells us a drop in iraq yo exports will hit global markets hard iraq exports about two point
five million barrels a day to the global market his production is about four percent of the global total so any disruption to the southern exports would have a major major impact if we were to lose that oil from the market it would be the tightest market we've we've had for a long long time and even then it's not clear that saudi arabia would be able to replace the lost iraqi barrels we're going to see a lot of change on that will market we're going to see people having to stop using that cause it really really would be the end game scenario if iraq were to lose its allure and then we could even see another economic recession across the whole world originally al qaeda affiliate isis emerged in iraq soon after the u.s. led invasion it fuels iraq's sectarian bloodshed in berkeley and in islamic an independent islamic state spanning iraq syria lebanon palestine and jordan says thrive during the ongoing civil war in neighboring syria getting money and weapons falling into the hands of rebels their former pentagon analyst michael maloof
thinks the fate of the region is at stake if terrorists gain a foothold in iraq. they can sweep through iraq they're going to go into jordan and you're going to have spinoffs. that would be created isis in iraq right now is not just foreign fighters and what have you a lot of what are some old saddam hussein's groups certainly people who work for him who are all sudanese and and who joined on to isis there a lot of a. lot of elements a lot of islamic groups that are joining i says inside iraq of course. the prime minister who is shia is resisting any efforts to change his government to try to. make the bring in this bring in more sunni's into the into the government and make it more representative but it may be too little too late already more of the week's news to come including spain's cautious coronation as philippe the six was crowned
king protests across spain to show the austerity has left people mulling whether the monarchy is worth keeping this and more after a short break stay with us. please . this is the media lead us so we lead the media. by the same motions and you're. right the party there's a bill. that no one is asking with the guests that you deserve answers from it's all politics only on our team.
speak the language. programs and documentaries in arabic it's all here. for the world of the interviewer's interesting story to tell you. visit. quarter past the hour now israeli defense forces raided artie's office in the west bank destroying equipment confiscating records this is part of a series of similar idea for aids on media centers amid a military campaign against palestinian authorities who israel accuses of kidnapping three israeli students middle east correspondent policy more. artie's offices that are situated in the building of the service provider of palm media in
the west bank city of ramallah have been raided in their grade r.t. studio was damaged our internet signal was lost the archives of both video and material have disappeared and at the same time that has been destroyed now the doors have been weren't computers and disks have been confiscated all of this has resulted in a conversation between us and the idea of where we are asked them what was all of this about now they responded initially by saying nothing the raid was against the al aksa channel now we then pointed out that that was actually housed in another building to which the idea for spondon a well in that case the raid was against could stevie our follow up question then was so why have you confiscated r t arabic equipment which the i.d.f. responded that they had to since the operation targeted the whole complex now these confiscations form part of what is being called operation brothers keeper it is an
operation that is intended to risk you three israeli teenagers who were kidnapped some ten days ago by him us the dip he hid of r.t. arabic has said that the i.d.f. never acts without any kind of documentation that proves that whoever it is raiding is in fact affiliated with terrorists but when he asked where there was proof that r.t. in fact was affiliated with any party that was very short in coming i can tell him now where is the intelligence that you've got to prove that r.t. was somehow related to any political movement the i.d.f. has said that if after the examination of the disks an equipment that it has confiscated it is clear that there is no terror related content in the equipment will be returned to r.t. arabic. israeli troops shot dead two palestinians bringing the number of deaths to four since the start of a crackdown on hamas the week also saw three hundred palestinian suspects arrested in connection with a student's abduction gideon levy
a reporter for the israeli newspaper ha'aretz thinks the idea of separation has gone beyond the stated aim of finding the missing teenagers i seeing that these super ation went out of propulsion long time ago and zero fees their raid on your old piece is just an example off of a very very wide scale operation which has nothing to do with the fate of this re kidnapped the youngster is israel takes advantage in the strike and get no the first time to smash the hamas and any see which smith looks like hamas always connected directly or indirectly was come us ease becoming a victim brute searching and confiscating it's even your own feces one of those victims after refusing to pay its energy bills for six months he has a natural gas supply was turned off this week saying look back at how things got to
this point ukraine currently owes russia more than four billion dollars after stopping payments in november or russia wanted when it said its final deadline was at least half of that money in crane's problem seem to be the price russia wanted to say kiev was happy neither with the current price nor the one moscow offered in fact he have insist on a price that it calls a market one but which would also be one of europe's lowest kiev looking to pay only half of what some european nations pay even the e.u. is called russia's final offer of three hundred eighty five dollars per thousand cubic meters a reasonable one not so for ukraine which has refused to budge on the amount we sought opinion from several analysts. hooten election member could stand on their hands and say but wouldn't liberal still the call's come home and it wouldn't change the situation and i think the negotiating tactics the ukrainian government. are simply designed to make someone crazy in moscow you appear to compromise you appear to be reasonable and suddenly everything collapses this isn't going to help
ordinary ukrainian people it's creating enormous economic instability and uncertainty deal with as signals a step towards normalization of relations with russia which of course is ukraine's by far the largest trading partners so really a deal was in the new ukrainian people's interest and i don't really understand why hasn't gone through what happens now is you know that russia makes the choice and it's. more losing more money or being the bad guy switch off the gas go to a prepaid system in somebody is respected much more than in this starting to do that an automobile as of this week the only gas russia setting for ukraine is pipes which has been bought by europe already but given past experience the e.u. is still nervous to remind you in two thousand and six moscow cut gas supplies to europe amid claims ukraine was siphoning huge amounts from pipes of the country taps were later turned back on it was another so-called gas war three years later when ukrainian supplies were reduced and it began taking more gas in slovakia
a state of emergency was introduced well above the area a number of. public service is also badly affected russia promises to keep gas flowing despite differences with ukraine he has ability to guarantee transit though is in doubt a day after its gas was cut off an explosion struck a segment of the pipeline to europe this video shows footage of the incident and ukraine's interior ministry says the explosion like the result of a terror attack fortunately the blast happened in a secluded area away for many people for now if you will transit has been switched to reserve pipe and europe is getting its gas in full political scientist material things the lady. says at the very least the explosion is a blow to the country's reputation if you look at the country the. norm or a state that's rather a kind of failed state does the control it's tearing through just on able to guarantee not only the lives of its own the citizens about also all the economic
safety. and that physical same skills. business going on there so this is one of the very many examples. a website has a special section dedicated to the ukrainian crisis with a month's worth of archives if you want to catch up or your expert analysis you can click over to our t.v. dot com. turning to some of the week's other top stories spain's new king crowned thursday philippe the sixth taking over from his father juan carlos who had abdicated the throne but not all spaniards are celebrating they were anti-monarchy protests nationwide even in the center of the capital security was heightened for the loci coronation three police officers injured during clashes in madrid seven activists arrested but quickly released thousands of people also march in barcelona waving banners against the monarchy calling for greater autonomy for catalonia as well some experts had to say about the anger across the region one
carlists was very charismatic and funny she was close to the people however if you leave a function to read and this might be a problem for the mall. keyes there are too many expectations that he's going to arrange a number of. prizes economic problems and his multiple need to show he's only a king but without a political role and we do not expect that. phillipa oil actually affect any of the boy's family our we need to understand that that we as we talk that scott silence their funk god knows he's a king that has constantly denying that the spanish has been imposing cuts alone the only one and now a majority that's only out is to vote in the night of november about did that and that stuff that's not only out here for some enemy number one for others this week marking two years of voluntary limbo for weeks leaves chief julian assange in the ecuadorian embassy in london he shows no signs of giving up and continues his fight
for press freedom that legacy of being the president to be conducted to. be a knowledgeable but a good. journalist of the. previous presidents combined that's what asylum said during a conference call on his confinement anniversary calling on the u.s. attorney general to also drop the ongoing weekly leaks investigation but despite the worldwide witch hunt for whistleblowers a sarge still has an army of supporters he can count on lawyer jennifer robinson as we could be expounder will remain holed up in the embassy as long as there is a threat of extradition to be u.s. . unless there is significant political will exercised by the united kingdom's leaving the united states as we said we are seeking insurance and the closure of the criminal investigation to economics in the united states the full he feels comfortable to be able to travel to sweden to answer those allegations in the meantime of course he has continued to offer though he's testimony immolation to sweden would very much like to see that investigation greste their responsibility
that if they went into the mini embassy they could be prosecuted could decide to jump the case given the strength of his evidence and we would like to see them at least investigate in progress that is an option otherwise of course he's multimillion to answer the questions and we'd like to see insurance that he won't be sent on once the united states that assurance is not being provided so unless and until that comes he will remains on the n.c. . taking a look at some other stories making global headlines ethnic albanians clash with security forces in kosovo leaving six police in tents a billions wounded violence broke out in the northern city of new tributes so with several hundred albanians throwing rocks and burning cars angry at serb plans to build a so-called peace park in the city by people arrested after police fired tear gas rubber bullets he just pushed the protesters. israel says it's carried out air strikes against nine targets in syria including a military headquarters this in response to a mortar attack on the golan heights by the syrian government that killed a thirteen year old israeli boy he died when
a card carrying civilian contractors working for the israeli defense ministry was hit at least three others including the boy's father were also wounded. next a little old story of race based sterilization programs stay with us for that. you need to be hopeful even from playing into what you meant. to be paying to be used to try to be really really global reach for the company to me that's right. syllables you miss it used. to be used to force you to. stay calm but we have been forced and restore. to a point to see what's this here taking control of brazil. to receive. the scramble to
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